Pat is a skilled practitioner, offering sophisticated advice to ensure compliance with federal and state safety regulations. Representing numerous clients, including big-name clients across many industries, Pat is among the most highly regarded Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) attorneys in Colorado.
Clients rely on Pat as a trusted advisor when catastrophic events or workplace fatalities occur. He is incredibly quick, responsive, and skilled in coordinating accident investigations, including emergency response, crisis communications/public relations, OSHA/Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) investigations, and insurance coverage concerns. Pat brings value-added insight when representing employers in handling these matters.
Pat also defends companies in litigation before the federal Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission, the federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission, and many state-plan occupational safety and health boards. Throughout his career, Pat has handled dozens of investigations involving workplace safety and health accidents and inspections, and he has represented clients in dozens more cases before the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission and state-plan adjudicative bodies. Also, Pat has extensive experience representing employers’ claims of retaliation brought under numerous federal statutes and state law.